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Olympus EE-1 Dot Sight for OM-D E-M5 Mark II or Stylus 1 Camera

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Olympus EE-1 Dot Sight for OM-D E-M5 Mark II or Stylus 1 Camera
Key Features
  • Center Aiming Dot
  • Adjustable Brightness and Position
  • For Fast Subject Acquisition & Tracking
  • Mounts onto Camera's Hot Shoe
Get some extra help when aiming at faraway or fast-moving subjects with the Olympus EE-1 Dot Sight for OM-D E-M5 Mark II or Stylus 1 Camera. This is particularly useful when using long telephoto lenses for applications such as wildlife capture. The sight offers a center aiming dot with adjustable brightness and position to enable fast subject acquisition and tracking. You'll be able to tell whether your aim is right on target or slightly off without looking through the camera's viewfinder or using the monitor. The EE-1 Dot Sight fits right into the camera's hot shoe and has a slide lever opening mechanism. Built for durability, it is both dust and splashproof.
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Olympus EE-1 Overview

Get some extra help when aiming at faraway or fast-moving subjects with the Olympus EE-1 Dot Sight for OM-D E-M5 Mark II or Stylus 1 Camera. This is particularly useful when using long telephoto lenses for applications such as wildlife capture. The sight offers a center aiming dot with adjustable brightness and position to enable fast subject acquisition and tracking. You'll be able to tell whether your aim is right on target or slightly off without looking through the camera's viewfinder or using the monitor. The EE-1 Dot Sight fits right into the camera's hot shoe and has a slide lever opening mechanism. Built for durability, it is both dust and splashproof.

UPC: 050332189492

Olympus EE-1 Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.345 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.85 x 3.65 x 2.7"

Olympus EE-1 Reviews

A little hard to get used to, but working

By Wittmer,
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-13

It's going to take some time and getting used to before I'll feel proficient in using this device. You must zoom out, then center your dot. if you go longer or closer, it will require more adjustment. it does give you a wide view, so you can easily find your subject, as the camera really limits field of view when zoomed.

Excellent for fast-moving subjects at a distance

By Patrick
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-01

I bought this for wildlife photography in Botswana using a Nikon CoolPix P950: on our previous trip we lost shots (mostly birds) from the time needed to frame the subject in the viewfinder or on the screen. Works with any camera with a hot shoe up top. Doesn't offer a choice of red/green finder like the Nikon DF-M1, but quite a bit cheaper. Easy to set up and aim, and offers good control of intensity. Improves point and shoot capability at high zoom; highly recommended.

Very handy for fireworks

By Benjamin S.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-25

Believe it or not, I mainly used it for fire works. Cause using EVF and screen is almost impossible to track fire works as I need to predict the location in order to shoot wonderful images with telephoto lenses. With this, it is very useful that I dont need to rely on focusing instead of just shoot it.

Perfect size and it performs well

By Arthur
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-03

I had been using a red dot sight made from a rifle red dot gun sight. It work ok but the Olympus EE-1 is so much better. When using a long lens I leave the sight on the camera so I can use it anytime that it is appropriate. One thing you must be aware of is to sight in the red dot sight each time it is placed on the camera. No problem, just take a few practice shots. Nifty gadget and fun to use for birds in flight.

Require calibration all the times

By chiiming
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-29

This device does not lock to the camera well, due to its all plastic parts. Therefore, it requires calibration whenever you mount it to use.

Excited to use

By Richard
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-09

Waiting for telephoto lens to use this for bird shooting

Provides a higher hit rate for birds-in-flight

By Stephen
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

It's a bit awkward to use, and has some disadvantages. However, the benefits outweigh the disadvantages for small, fast moving subjects. I have to recalibrate it whenever I change my lens, and I find that my initial at-home calibration needs a 2nd fine tuning when I'm at my destination. Not using the viewfinder means I don't know exactly how large the subject is within the frame, and also I'm not always sure if I've locked autofocus, since I use silent autofocus. That said, I can immediately hone in on a bird-in-flight, or any other subject that I'm at risk of losing if I don't quickly get it into frame. And I've gotten some amazing photos with it that I wouldn't be able to get otherwise.

Does the trick

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-28

Takes some getting used to, but allows me to find birds quickly when using my 100-400 lens on my E-M1 Mkiii. Holding the camera away from me while shooting is the biggest adjustment, but can be done and I find I am not losing as many shooting opportunities as when I have to search for the birds through my camera's viewfinder.

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Does anybody know why the list of compatible ...

Does anybody know why the list of compatible cameras does not include the OM-D E-M5 Mark III?
Asked by: Micheal
The Olympus EE-1 Dot Sight came out before OM-D E-M5 Mark III was released. That is why it is only listing the older camera. This will work on the OM-D E-M5 Mark III, and most any camera with a standard hotshoe.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-07-28

will it work with a Sony handycam, specifically ...

will it work with a Sony handycam, specifically the AX53 with strong zoom to track fast flying birds or RC planes which may be difficult to see in its flimsy EVF ?
Asked by: Olivier
While it can work on a camera with a hot shoe, it hasn't been tested specifically with the Sony AX53. Your results may vary.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-07-29

I don't get what this is supposed to do. It ...

I don't get what this is supposed to do. It doesn't connect to the camera in any way? it doesn't control the auto focus of the lens? What exactly does it do?
Asked by: Alan
It doesn't connect to the camera or its focus system in any way. All it does is provide a wide enough view through the sight that you can point your camera with a very long focal length lens at the subject accurately enough that (when the sight is properly calibrated to the camera/lens combo in use and approximate subject distance) that the subject will appear in the field of view of that lens. It makes it easier to get a really long lens lined up with your subject. It functions like the "finder scope" on an astronomical telescope which helps you get your subject within the field of view of the main telescope, if that helps.
Answered by: Arthur
Date published: 2022-06-16

Will this work on canon 5d iv and Olympus om-d M1 ...

Will this work on canon 5d iv and Olympus om-d M1 ii?.
Asked by: Gabriel
Yes, will work with any camera with a hot shoe.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-09-24

question

So, what's in the EE-1 Dot Sight box and what accessories are recommended?
Asked by: David W.
Think of it as a Leica ROSOL Frame Finder, BUT with a battery and an LED spot.
Answered by: Chris B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

can the dot sight be used on any camera system?
Asked by: David
Yes, it is could shoe and has its own battery. Mount it on your camera and then calibrate to the centre of your lens.
Answered by: ALAN STEPHAN C.
Date published: 2021-02-12

question

Will it also fit and work with the original OM-D EM-5?
Asked by: Anonymous
Hi, yes it is could shoe mount and has its own power source - works with any camera that has a hot shoe.
Answered by: ALAN STEPHAN C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

How well does it stay in alignment when out in ...

How well does it stay in alignment when out in the field? I have my camera on a sling strap when hiking and it tends to bump around. If I bump the EE-1 will it stay in alignment?
Asked by: William
No, alignment is often necessary in the field.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-08-06
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